La Lucha: The Struggle (2005)
NOT RATED · 1h 12min · Documentary · 21 June 2005
La Lucha/The Struggle 72 min. color video What sweaty sport keeps kids off the streets, is "the new punk rock," attracts men, women, drag queens and midgets alike-and is the only place where would-be gang members can attack each other "without getting in trouble?" It's Lucha Libre, of course, Southern California's cult phenomenon which tears up the screen in Duncan MacLeod's eye-popping documentary La Lucha-The Struggle. You'll watch, mesmerized, as tattooed youths in flashy masks dramatically re-enact the battle for good and evil; outrageous pink-garbed drag queen wrestlers kiss macho men into submission; and even glamorous burlesque dancers bump and grind their way into the act. It's all here in this wild documentary. It's fun, it's gritty, it's real. It's La Lucha!
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